Dare to Repair Your Car
Julie Sussman & Stephanie Glakas-Tenet
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Dare to Repair Your Car: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Maintenance, Safety, Minor Fix-Its, and Talking Shop
Julie Sussman & Stephanie Glakas-Tenet
352 pages
September 2005
rated 4 1/2 of 5 possible stars
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The authors of Dare to Repair: A Do-It-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home are back with basic car care and safety tips written by women, for women, but also for men, teens, seniors and anyone else who may not know a tailpipe from a wind pipe.

Using their trademark style of providing tons of information in an easy-to-follow fashion, Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet cover all of the basics of keeping you and your family safe when it comes to getting out on the road. Everything from changing a flat tire to maintaining proper fluid levels to putting in a car seat and finding a mechanic you can trust is laid out in detail, with illustrations that accompany the text, making it easy for just about anyone to do anything from refilling power steering fluid to replacing a headlamp or fixing minor scratches and chips.

The DIY attitude allows women to feel more empowered about their car knowledge, which is often left to the men in the family. Once a woman learns the basics about her car and how it works, as well as how to fix things that might go wrong, it enables her to feel more confident out on the road. This book serves as a field guide to getting to know the parts of the car, what they do, why they do it, and how to tell when they are not doing it right.

This comprehensive book covers all aspects of car safety and maintenance, from under the hood to the interior and beyond. The carís systems are examined in detail, and each chapter lets you know exactly what tools are needed to make necessary repairs, all in language that wonít require you to take a class in auto mechanics.

Dare to Repair Your Car! also lets you know what services your car needs on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly basis, and gives you plenty of ammunition for dealing with untrustworthy mechanics ready to rip you off because you are a woman (or a guy who wasnít born to fix cars!). Itís not only cost-effective, but confidence-effective to be able to go to a mechanic and, when he tells you your transmission needs to be replaced, you can smile and sweetly say, ďRotate my tires, please. Iíd do it myself, but I just did my nails.Ē

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Marie D. Jones, 2005

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